Chemist

Job Description

Auto req ID: 212174BR

Job Description

PepsiCo Saudi Snacks for Foods Limited established in 1995 with 2 plants in Riyadh & Dammam & more than 2,500 employees in KSA & UAE. Our brands include Lays, Doritos, Sunbites, Cheetos, Tasali & Quaker.
Our employees are at the heart of PepsiCo. Through the Company's commitment to Talent Sustainability, we continue to support the development of employees. At PepsiCo, you get the best of both worlds: an entrepreneur’s mindset plus reach and resources. Our collaborative culture and worldwide presence generate a stream of new opportunities to define the future and propel your life’s work. Bring your unique perspective. Bring curiosity. Bring ingenuity, and drive. We’ll give you a platform to be daring on a global scale.

Job Purpose:
To ensure all manufactured products meet specified PepsiCo- and regulatory standards in terms of specification and food safety compliance and non-conforming finished products, ingredients, packaging materials and raw materials are not released. All PepsiCo Quality and Food Safety system standards are implemented, monitored, audit targets achieved, and Relevant Plant safety requirements are met.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To conduct daily analysis on finished products, incoming raw and packaging materials and ensure that only conforming FGRMPM are released and non-conforming ones are isolated and held for further action as per Quality Policy and Procedures.
  • Participate in inspection visits by regulatory authorities and support addressing issues and concerns
  • To ensure GMP is followed by plant personnel and raise relevant issues during the shift
  • Participate in monthly Food safety audit and support in implementing FS standards and audit findings
  • Meet relevant safety requirement such as Near Miss, chemical management and support implementation of other EHS standards.
  • Sustain safe work environment in labs by adhering to SWPs ( Safe Working Procedures) in labs while maintaining high house- keeping standard in line with 5 S.
  • Attend Sensory evaluation test (Quality wall) during shift including review process and packaging performance hourly performance and follow-up from previous sensory evaluation findings. This includes the “Hot and mini walls”.
  • Monitor production operator’s product analysis and evaluation both in process and packaging, take action (if necessary) and enter results in SPC sheet and weak link.
  • To communicate timely the results of acceptance and rejections of RMPM to concerned functions, issue reports and action the decision through SAP.
  • To take immediate action in case of any noncompliance noticed during analysis and line monitoring by initiating relevant Hold/ Release & coordinate with concerned leaders for inspection and action. Including the completion of CAPA.
  • To coordinate corrective action with the concerned team leaders if required.
  • To carry out monthly and quarterly in market evaluation of finished products. This includes CQA and PQMd samples.
  • Participate in the internal and external proficiency test.
  • Participate in complaint investigation and follow-up corrective actions.
  • To maintain laboratory area and equipment’s in good working and tidy condition while meeting safety requirements and maintain calibration status of lab instruments.
  • To support developmental activities/ projects relevant to the function
  • To ensure GMP is followed by plant personnel and raise relevant issues during the shift.
  • Support in implementing IPS, Food Safety, Lab and Quality standards and follow-up audit findings
  • Authority to accept conforming materials.
  • Authority to hold or reject non-conforming materials and products.
  • Manage the shift activities independently.
  • Authority to enforce GMP in the plant and Stop lines in case of critical non-conformity observed during shifts.
  • To train colleagues and disseminate the knowledge gained through internal and external trainings
  • Verify production and warehouses concerns related to quality and communicate result. (on line rejection / Warehouse unloading rejection)
  • To implement, sustain and participate in the continual improvement of the OH&S Management System (MS) at area of responsibility in accordance to the legislations, PepsiCo GEHSMS and relevant EHS standards, ensuring proper controls for all hazards and risks associated with all activities/areas are in place and OH&S targets are achieved.

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Qualifications/Requirements

Experience/ Competencies Required:

  • Newly graduate can apply however; experience chemists in a food manufacturing plant with profound knowledge of latest lab instruments and Quality system such as ISO are preferred.
  • Bachelor’s science degree (preferably in chemistry / Food Science)
  • Excellent command over written and spoken English.
  • Good computer skill with excellent knowledge of MS words, Excel and Power point.
  • Ability to effectively communicate cross functionally.
  • ability to analyse data.
  • Ability and inclination to be a team player is a must.
  • Self-motivated/Initiative.

Job Type: Full-Time